June 10, 2011
Work to Occur in El Portal, Hodgdon Meadow, and Foresta Areas
Yosemite National Park will begin work on several park roads, beginning next Monday, June 13, 2011. The majority of the work will occur in the El Portal area, including Old El Portal, Rancheria, El Portal Trailer Court, the El Portal office areas, and the El Portal Road. Work will also include the Hodgdon Meadow area, residential and administrative roads, as well as the main entrance road to Foresta.
The general scope of the project includes applying a seal coat over many of the existing asphalt roads, either a chipseal or microseal. Additional work includes crack sealing, pothole repairs, and a thin overlay. Once the seals have been placed, restriping of the preserved roads will occur.
Traffic control, with 15 minute delays, will be in effect starting June 13th between 5:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in areas where the work is occurring. Pilot cars and/or flaggers will be used to guide traffic through the work zones. The schedule may change due to weather conditions, and the public will be notified if changes to the schedule occur. Park employees and areas residents may be asked to move their vehicles and/or equipment for work to occur in parking areas and near residences.
This project is being funded by the National Park Service and the Federal Highways Administration.
The overall project completion date is August 26, 2011.